What happened on August 3? There are more than 265 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About August 3

August 3 In HistoryAugust 3 is the 216th day of the year 2020. There are 150 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday. This day falls under the 32nd week of the year 2020.

On this day in Quinault, Washington 98575 sunrise occured at 05:57 AM and sunset occured at 08:45 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Leo. The modern birthstone for this month is Peridot while the mystical birthstone is Diamond.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 193 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For August 3

  • 8
    Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats Dalmatae on the river Bathinus.
  • 435
    Deposed Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, is exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
  • 881
    Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu: Louis III of France defeats the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem Ludwigslied.
  • 1031
    Olaf II of Norway is canonised as Saint Olaf by Grimketel, the English Bishop of Selsey.
  • 1492
    Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain.
  • 1527
    The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John’s, Newfoundland.
  • 1601
    Long War: Austria captures Transylvania in the Battle of Guruslău.
  • 1645
    Thirty Years’ War: the Second Battle of Nördlingen sees French forces defeating those of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1678
    Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes.
  • 1783
    Mount Asama erupts in Japan, killing 35,000 people.
  • 1811
    First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps by brothers Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer.
  • 1852
    Harvard wins the first Boat Race between Yale and Harvard. The race is also the first American intercollegiate athletic event
  • 1860
    The Second Maori War begins in New Zealand.
  • 1900
    The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded.
  • 1903
    Macedonian rebels in Kruševo proclaim the Kruševo Republic, which exists only for 10 days before Ottoman Turks lay waste to the town.
  • 1907
    Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis fines Standard Oil of Indiana a record $29.4 million for illegal rebating to freight carriers; the conviction and fine are later reversed on appeal.
  • 1913
    A major labour dispute, known as the Wheatland Hop Riot, starts in Wheatland, California.
  • 1914
    World War I: Germany declares war against France.
  • 1921
    Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis confirms the ban of the eight Chicago Black Sox, the day after they were acquitted by a Chicago court.
  • 1929
    Jiddu Krishnamurti, tapped to be the messianic “World Teacher”, shocks the Theosophy movement by dissolving the Order of the Star, the organisation built to support him.
  • 1934
    Adolf Hitler becomes the supreme leader of Germany by joining the offices of President and Chancellor into Führer.
  • 1936
    A fire wipes out Kursha-2 in the Meshchera Lowlands, Ryazan Oblast, Russia, killing 1,200 and leaving only 20 survivors.
  • 1936
    Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.
  • 1940
    World War II: Italian forces begin the invasion of British Somaliland.
  • 1946
    Santa Claus Land, the world’s first themed amusement park, opens in Santa Claus, Indiana, US.
  • 1948
    Whittaker Chambers accuses Alger Hiss of being a communist and a spy for the Soviet Union.
  • 1949
    The National Basketball Association is founded in the United States.
  • 1958
    The nuclear submarine USS Nautilus travels beneath the Arctic ice cap.
  • 1959
    Portugal’s state police force PIDE fires upon striking workers in Bissau, Portuguese Guinea, killing over 50 people.
  • 1960
    Niger gains independence from France.
  • 1972
    The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • 1975
    A privately chartered Boeing 707 crashes into the mountainside near Agadir, Morocco, killing 188.
  • 1977
    The United States Senate begins its hearing on Project MKULTRA.
  • 1981
    Senegalese opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launch the Antiimperialist Action Front-Suxxali Reew Mi.
  • 1997
    Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria; a total of 116 villagers killed, 40 in Oued El-Had and 76 in Mezouara.
  • 2001
    The Real IRA detonates a car bomb in Ealing, London, United Kingdom injuring seven people.
  • 2004
    The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks.
  • 2005
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad becomes President of Iran.
  • 2005
    President of Mauritania Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia.
  • 2007
    Former Deputy Director of the Chilean secret police Raúl Iturriaga is captured after having been on the run following a conviction for kidnapping.
  • 2010
    Widespread rioting erupts in Karachi, Pakistan, after the assassination of a local politician, leaving at least 85 dead and at least 17 billion Pakistani rupees (US$200 million) in damage.

Who Were Born On August 3?

  • 1509
    Étienne Dolet, French scholar (d. 1546)
  • 1692
    John Henley, English clergyman (d. 1759)
  • 1734
    Naungdawgyi, King of Burma (d. 1763)
  • 1770
    King Frederick William III of Prussia (d. 1840)
  • 1803
    Joseph Paxton, English gardener (d. 1865)
  • 1808
    Hamilton Fish, American politician (d. 1893)
  • 1811
    Elisha Otis, American inventor (d. 1861)
  • 1817
    Archduke Albert, Austrian general (d. 1895)
  • 1832
    Ivan Zajc, Croatian composer (d. 1914)
  • 1850
    Reginald Heber Roe, Australian academic and educator (d. 1926)
  • 1855
    Joe Hunter, English cricketer (d. 1891)
  • 1856
    Alfred Deakin, 2nd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1919)
  • 1860
    William Kennedy Dickson, France-born Scottish inventor (d. 1935)
  • 1863
    Géza Gárdonyi, Hungarian writer and journalist (d. 1922)
  • 1867
    Stanley Baldwin, English politician (d. 1947)
  • 1872
    King Haakon VII of Norway (d. 1957)
  • 1887
    Rupert Brooke, English poet (d. 1915)
  • 1894
    Harry Heilmann, American baseball player (d. 1951)
  • 1895
    Marguerite Nichols, American actress (d. 1941)
  • 1895
    Neva Morris, Iowa’s oldest person (d. 2010)
  • 1899
    Louis Chiron, Monegasque race car driver (d. 1979)
  • 1900
    Ernie Pyle, American war correspondent (d. 1945)
  • 1900
    John T. Scopes, American teacher and evolutionist (d. 1970)
  • 1901
    John C Stennis, American politician (d. 1995)
  • 1901
    Stefan Wyszyński, Polish Catholic cardinal (d. 1981)
  • 1902
    Regina Jonas, German rabbi (d. 1944)
  • 1903
    Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian politician (d. 2000)
  • 1904
    Clifford D. Simak, American writer (d. 1988)
  • 1905
    Dolores del Río, Mexican actress (d. 1983)
  • 1905
    Franz König, Austrian Cardinal (d. 2004)
  • 1907
    Ernesto Geisel, President of Brazil (d. 1996)
  • 1907
    Lawrence Brown, American jazz trombonist (d. 1988)
  • 1909
    Walter Van Tilburg Clark, American novelist (d. 1971)
  • 1911
    Alex McCrindle, Scottish actor (d. 1990)
  • 1913
    Mel Tolkin, Ukrainian television comedy writer (d. 2007)
  • 1915
    Frank Arthur Calder, Canadian politician and Nisga'a statesman (d. 2006)
  • 1915
    Pete Newell, American basketball coach (d. 2008)
  • 1916
    José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer (d. 1978)
  • 1916
    Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and lyricist (d. 1970)
  • 1917
    Les Elgart, American jazz trumpeter and bandleader (d. 1995)
  • 1918
    Larry Haines, American actor (d. 2008)
  • 1918
    Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (d. 1999)
  • 1920
    Charlie Shavers, American trumpet player (d. 1971)
  • 1920
    Elmar Tampõld, Estonian-born Canadian architect
  • 1920
    P. D. James, English novelist
  • 1921
    Hayden Carruth, American poet and literary critic (d. 2008)
  • 1921
    Marilyn Maxwell, American actress (d. 1972)
  • 1921
    Richard Adler, American lyricist and composer
  • 1923
    Jean Hagen, American film and TV actress (d. 1977)
  • 1923
    Shenouda III of Alexandria, Pope of Coptic Christianity
  • 1924
    Leon Uris, American novelist (d. 2003)
  • 1925
    Marv Levy, American football coach
  • 1926
    Anthony Sampson, British journalist (d. 2004)
  • 1926
    Tony Bennett, American singer
  • 1927
    Gordon Scott, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1928
    Cécile Aubry, French actress (d. 2010)
  • 1928
    Henning Moritzen, Danish actor
  • 1933
    Pat Crawford, Australian cricketer
  • 1934
    Jonas Savimbi, Angolan political leader (d. 2002)
  • 1934
    Michael Chapman, British classical bassoonist (d. 2005)
  • 1934
    William Calhoun, American professional wrestler (d. 1989)
  • 1935
    Georgi Shonin, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 1997)
  • 1935
    Vic Vogel, Canadian pianist, composer and bandleader
  • 1937
    Duncan Sharpe, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1937
    Roland Burris, American politician
  • 1937
    Steven Berkoff, English actor
  • 1938
    Terry Wogan, Irish television presenter
  • 1939
    Apoorva Sengupta, Indian cricketer
  • 1939
    Jimmie Nicol, English musician
  • 1940
    James Tyler, American musicologist and author (d. 2010)
  • 1940
    Lance Alworth, American football player
  • 1940
    Martin Sheen, American actor
  • 1941
    Beverly Lee, American singer (Shirelles)
  • 1941
    Martha Stewart, American media personality
  • 1943
    Béla Bollobás, Hungarian-born British mathematician
  • 1944
    Nino Bravo, Spanish singer (d. 1973)
  • 1945
    Eamon Dunphy, Irish footballer
  • 1946
    Jack Straw, British politician
  • 1946
    John York, American bass player
  • 1946
    Syreeta Wright, American singer and songwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1948
    Jean-Pierre Raffarin, French politician
  • 1949
    B. B. Dickerson, American bass player & song writer
  • 1949
    Philip Casnoff, American actor
  • 1950
    Jo Marie Payton, American actress
  • 1950
    John Landis, American film director
  • 1951
    Jay North, American actor
  • 1951
    Marcel Dionne, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1952
    Loles León, Spanish actress
  • 1952
    Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentine footballer
  • 1953
    Ian Bairnson, Scottish musician
  • 1954
    Gary Peters, English footballer
  • 1955
    Corey Burton, American voice actor
  • 1956
    Balwinder Sandhu, Indian cricketer
  • 1956
    Kirk Brandon, English musician
  • 1958
    Ana Kokkinos, Australian film director
  • 1958
    Lambert Wilson, French actor
  • 1959
    John C. McGinley, American actor
  • 1959
    Koichi Tanaka, Japanese engineer and chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1959
    Martin Atkins, English drummer (Public Image Ltd., Ministry, Killing Joke)
  • 1959
    Mike Gminski, American basketball player
  • 1960
    Gopal Sharma, Indian cricketer
  • 1960
    Tim Mayotte, American tennis player
  • 1961
    Lee Rocker, American musician (Stray Cats)
  • 1961
    Molly Hagan, American actress
  • 1963
    Ed Roland, American vocalist (Collective Soul)
  • 1963
    Isaiah Washington, American actor
  • 1963
    James Hetfield, American vocalist and guitarist (Metallica)
  • 1963
    Lisa Ann Walter, American actress
  • 1964
    Abhisit Vejjajiva, Thai politician
  • 1964
    Lucky Dube, South African reggae vocalist and keyboardist (d. 2007)
  • 1964
    Nate McMillan, American basketball player and coach
  • 1966
    Brent Butt, Canadian actor
  • 1966
    Eric Esch, American boxer
  • 1967
    Deborah Anne Dyer, aka Skin, singer and model
  • 1967
    Mathieu Kassovitz, French film director and screenwriter
  • 1968
    Rod Beck, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1969
    Doug Overton, American basketball player
  • 1970
    Manmohan Waris, Indian Punjabi singer
  • 1970
    Masahiro Sakurai, Japanese video game developer
  • 1970
    Stephen Carpenter, American guitarist (Deftones)
  • 1971
    Deidra Muriel Roper, American DJ and rapper, known as DJ Spinderella
  • 1971
    Forbes Johnston, Scottish footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1972
    Erika Marozsán, Hungarian actress
  • 1972
    Sandis Ozoliņš, Latvian ice hockey player
  • 1973
    Jay Cutler, American bodybuilder
  • 1973
    Michael Ealy, American actor
  • 1973
    Nikos Dabizas, Greek footballer
  • 1975
    Argiro Strataki, Greek heptathlete
  • 1976
    Troy Glaus, American baseball player
  • 1977
    Óscar Pereiro, Spanish cyclist
  • 1977
    Tómas Lemarquis, Icelandic actor
  • 1977
    Tom Brady, American football player
  • 1978
    Dimitrios Zografakis, Greek footballer
  • 1978
    Joi Chua, Singaporean singer
  • 1978
    Mariusz Jop, Polish footballer
  • 1979
    Evangeline Lilly, Canadian model and actress
  • 1980
    Brandan Schieppati, American singer (Bleeding Through)
  • 1980
    Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980
    Tony Pashos, American football player
  • 1982
    Jesse Lumsden, Canadian bobsledder and football player
  • 1983
    Mamie Gummer, American actress
  • 1983
    Mark Reynolds, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Chris Maurer, American musician
  • 1984
    Jon Foster, American actor
  • 1984
    Ryan Lochte, American swimmer
  • 1984
    Sunil Chetri, Indian footballer
  • 1984
    Yasin Avci, Danish footballer
  • 1985
    Holly Blake-Arnstein, American singer and dancer
  • 1985
    Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand rugby league footballer
  • 1986
    Charlotte Casiraghi, Monegasque royalty
  • 1987
    Kim Hyung Joon, Korean singer (SS501)
  • 1988
    Denny Cardin, Italian footballer
  • 1988
    Leigh Tiffin, American football player
  • 1989
    Jules Bianchi, French racing driver
  • 1990
    Jourdan Dunn, British fashion model
  • 1992
    Karlie Kloss, American model
  • 1993
    Yurina Kumai, Japanese singer

Who Died On August 3?

  • 1460
    King James II of Scotland (b. 1430)
  • 1527
    Scaramuccia Trivulzio, Italian cardinal
  • 1546
    Étienne Dolet, French scholar and printer (b. 1509)
  • 1546
    Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (b. 1484)
  • 1604
    Bernardino de Mendoza, Spanish military commander
  • 1621
    Guillaume du Vair, French writer (b. 1556)
  • 1667
    Francesco Borromini, Swiss sculptor and architect (b. 1599)
  • 1712
    Joshua Barnes, English scholar (b. 1654)
  • 1720
    Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch statesman (b. 1641)
  • 1721
    Grinling Gibbons, Dutch-born English woodcarver (b. 1648)
  • 1761
    Johann Matthias Gesner, German classical scholar (b. 1691)
  • 1773
    Stanisław Konarski, Polish writer (b. 1700)
  • 1780
    Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French philosopher (b. 1715)
  • 1792
    Sir Richard Arkwright, English industrialist and inventor (b. 1732)
  • 1797
    Jeffrey Amherst, British military commander (b. 1717)
  • 1805
    Christopher Anstey, English writer (b. 1724)
  • 1835
    Wenzel Müller, Austrian composer and conductor (b. 1767)
  • 1839
    Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (b. 1763)
  • 1857
    Eugène Sue, French novelist (b. 1804)
  • 1866
    Gábor Klauzál, Hungarian politician (b. 1804)
  • 1867
    Philipp August Böckh, German scholar and antiquarian (b. 1785)
  • 1877
    William Butler Ogden, American politician, 1st Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805)
  • 1879
    Joseph Severn, English painter (b. 1793)
  • 1916
    Sir Roger Casement, Irish rebel (hanged) (b. 1864)
  • 1917
    Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician (b. 1849)
  • 1924
    Joseph Conrad, Polish-born British writer (b. 1857)
  • 1925
    William Bruce, Australian cricketer (b. 1864)
  • 1929
    Emile Berliner, German-born American telephone and recording pioneer (b. 1851)
  • 1929
    Thorstein Veblen, American economist (b. 1857)
  • 1942
    Richard Willstätter, German chemist, Nobel Laureate (b. 1872)
  • 1949
    Ignotus, Hungarian editor and writer (b. 1869)
  • 1954
    Colette, French writer (b. 1873)
  • 1958
    Peter Collins, English race car driver (b. 1931)
  • 1964
    Flannery O'Connor, American writer (b. 1925)
  • 1966
    Lenny Bruce, American comedian (b. 1925)
  • 1971
    Ernst Eklund, Swedish actor (b. 1882)
  • 1972
    Giannis Papaioannou, Turkey-born Greek musician and composer (b. 1913)
  • 1973
    Richard Marshall, U.S. Army general (b. 1895)
  • 1975
    Andreas Embirikos, Greek poet and photographer (b. 1901)
  • 1977
    Alfred Lunt, American actor (b. 1892)
  • 1977
    Makarios III, Archbishop and first President of Cyprus (b. 1913)
  • 1979
    Angelos Terzakis, Greek writer (b. 1907)
  • 1979
    Bertil Ohlin, Swedish economist, Nobel Laureate (b. 1899)
  • 1983
    Carolyn Jones, American actress (b. 1930)
  • 1990
    Betty Amann, German-born American actress (b. 1905)
  • 1993
    Chinmayananda, Indian Vedanta Swami (b. 1916)
  • 1995
    Edward Whittemore, American writer (b. 1933)
  • 1995
    Ida Lupino, English actress and director (b. 1914)
  • 1996
    Jørgen Garde, Danish admiral (b. 1939)
  • 1997
    Pietro Rizzuto, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • 1998
    Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (b. 1934)
  • 1999
    Byron Farwell, American military historian (b. 1921)
  • 2001
    Christopher Hewett, British actor (b. 1922)
  • 2002
    Carmen Silvera, British actress (b. 1922)
  • 2002
    Niculiţă Secrieriu, Romanian painter (b. 1938)
  • 2003
    Roger Voudouris, American singer and songwriter (b. 1954)
  • 2004
    Bob Murphy, American TV and radio broadcaster (b. 1924)
  • 2004
    Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer (b. 1908)
  • 2005
    Françoise d'Eaubonne, French feminist (b. 1920)
  • 2006
    Arthur Lee, American psychedelic rock singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (Love) (b. 1945)
  • 2006
    Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, German-born British opera singer (b. 1915)
  • 2007
    John Gardner, British author (b. 1926)
  • 2008
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer (b. 1918)
  • 2008
    Erik Darling, American folk singer-songwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2008
    Skip Caray, American TV and radio broadcaster (b. 1939)
  • 2009
    Nikolaos Makarezos, Greek Army officer, member of the military junta of 1967–1974 (b. 1919)
  • 2011
    Bubba Smith, American football player and actor (b. 1945)

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